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Hollywood Mystery




This really isn't a mystery. Rather it's a behind the scenes farce about the making of a gangster movie.

Directed by R Reeves Eason.
Released in 1934.
Complete print.
a.k.a. "Hollywood Hoodlum"


Run time 53 minutes 43 seconds
Producer Franchon Royer
Production Company Franchon Royer Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, B&W

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Reviewer: bobsluckycat - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2014
Subject: Hollywood Satire?
From the beginning of the film I started to suspect a farcical satire. There actually was a Supreme Pictures in Hollywood that turned out "B" pictures and mostly westerns at that. The bald Tenen Holtz looked a good bit like A.W. Hackel the head of Supreme Pictures and the Yiddish accent was also not a put-on. Some of the cliches' written by Jack Neville, a screenwriter of sturdy "B" pictures which included westerns and comedies and gangster pictures, were already cliches' to be sure which is saying something since the film is 80 years old.
Jack Albertson as a young (he was 25 when this was made) studio hot shot is quite good. Tenen Holtz is also good as the frustrated studio head. John Davidson as the ego-manical director borrows a little from several well-known German directors now in Hollywood at the time and manages to be funny in his way. A long time stalwart in serials and "B"'s for several years, this film is a departure for him too. The rest of the cast is not so lucky.
Picture and sound are very good but at times slightly out of sinc. Watchable for what it is. Enjoy.
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